Monday, March 26, 2012

Pork Tenderloin Stir Fry With Mango, Red Bell Pepper, and Baby Spinach

We had leftover pork tenderloin the other day, so leftovers work well with stir fry.  Since it was pork and I love mango, I decided to add diced mango to the the frozen stir vegetables as well as Red Bell Pepper green onion  and Baby Spinach. The sauce, I made was a spicy,  not overly sweet sauce, with mango salsa as the base, so it's a little sweet with a little heat. This recipe would work equally well with chicken or shrimp.  You can also vary the veggies, depending what you have on hand. I love all the colors and textures that you can add to your stir fry, depending the fruits and veggies that you use. This dish is easy, delicious, and healthy!

 I don't stir fry the spinach, I add it at the very end so it doesn't get "slimy", as my hubby says.  In fact if someone doesn't like spinach, you just add it to the individual plates.  Ever since, #greesnlove Blog Hop, I want to add spinach to everything:)  In fact, I ate my leftover stir fry cold over baby spinach for a yummy salad.  Over the weekend, I made an awesome appetizer with spinach, and it wasn't a dip.  I'll be posting it later this week.  Is that a tease, or what?

Pork Tenderloin Stir Fry with Mango. Red Pepper and Baby Spinach

1 cup cooked pork tenderloin, cut in strips
2 Tbsp.canola or peanut oil
1/2 red pepper cleaned, seeded, and cut in strips
1 ripe mango peeled, seeded and diced in 1/2” chunks
1 bag Frozen Stir Vegetables, or any fresh vegetables of your choice, mushrooms, broccoli, water chestnuts, Baby Bok Choy, etc. (I used Trader Joe’s Stir Fry veggies)
2 green onions, chopped
Red pepper flakes (optional)
Sunny Singapore seasoning ( a mix  of East and West spices)
1 cup of Baby Spinach leaves

Spicy Sweet Sauce
2 Tbsp. mango salsa or any salsa of your choice
1 Tbsp low sodium Teriyaki sauce
1/4 c, low sodium chicken stock (I use Trader Joe's)
Splash of white wine
1 Tbsp of cornstarch
1/4 c cold water

What to Do
Heat wok or large skillet on high.  Add oil, garlic and cook for 2-3 min.  Add stir veggies, fresh and frozen, and diced mango green onion, and red pepper. Cook until crisp, 3-4 min. Then add pork tenderloin strips to pan with veggies, and seasonings Add all of sauce ingredients, except cornstarch and water, to wok, and heat over medium heat. stir well.  Mix cornstarch into cold water and mix well.  Stir into wok and heat until sauce is thickened. Stir in Baby Spinach, just until heated, not slimy. Garnish with additional sliced green onions. Serve immediately over rice. We used brown rice.  Enjoy


  1. I do like stir frys, especially if the veggies are already prepped! While we have no Trader Joe's there are steam packs that would do well here. Your asian flavors with the mango do make for a tasty sauce-yum! Another tasty one Becky. Enjoy the day!

    1. Tina,
      You can use any veggies, fresh or frozen for this dish. The sauce is complements the dish very well.

      Have a great week!

  2. We are a huge fans of stir fry. I have to say that your sauce sounds very intriguing to me - I will have to try it! Thank you for sharing!

    1. Anna,
      This stir fry is very good, especially with this sauce. if you make it, let me know how you like it.

  3. wow who could resist this one the colors in this are magnificient as well!

    1. I love stir fry for all of the colorful veggies, that you can use. Like a painter and his canvas.

  4. I love stir fry, and yours looks gorgeous! Love the spicy sweet sauce!

    1. Jill,
      This stir fry is so good, and the sauce adds sweet heat to the dish.

  5. Becky, creative minds "think alike"...that's what you and I have been doing lately with our colorful and yummy dishes...although, I'm way behind with baking irresistible and super delicious sweets, such as your strawberry, lemonade cupcakes!
    I have always been inspired with stir-fried easy dishes, and yours is so delicious with the pork tenderloin!

    1. Elisabeth,
      We "eat" with our eyes, and so a more colorful dishes is more inviting to me. The fact that the dish is easy and delicious, is a benefit.


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